Kimberley – Wyndham, Kununurra & Lake Argyle

While preparing the last article for Singapore we bring you some wilderness to freshen up 🙂

Zatimco pripravujem posledni clanek ze Singaporu tak vam na osvezeni prinasime trochu divociny 🙂


Wyndham and Kununurra are the first real signs of civilization after you emerge from Kimberley. Finally a chance to get some fresh food, drive on sealed road etc etc. Unfortunately you would have to experience the change to fully appreciate it. The biggest highlight of Wyndham was surprisingly the Five river lookout – the name speaks for itself. Apart from the impressive lookout we spotted some man-made art below us.

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Kununurra was completely different thought. Nowadays it is the biggest fresh fruit and veg producer in the whole WA and the vally is massive. Good town to re-stock on your supplies – much better than Wyndham. The only problem with Kununurra is the amount of Aboriginal people – they are everywhere, they are drunk 99% of the time and it’s just not pleasant to even be close to them. Not exactly the right legacy they should be spreading.
After being woken up at 5am by car full of drunken Aboriginals we went for sunrise lookout and WOW!

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There’s quite a lot to do around Kununurra so don’t just make it your one-day stop. You can see the Zebra rock gallery, couple of waterfalls, lakes, lookouts and once again to be sure – the lakes! They are the must-see feature of this region.
The biggest lake of them all is the Lake Argyle – MASSIVE man made lake.

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We rented a small kayak to discover about 1% of the Lake and we’ve gotta say – holy crap it’s huge! It’s also supposed to have like 25 thousand fresh water crocs but we have seen just one 🙁

It sure was fun to paddle across, enjoy the solitude and splashing of waves. At the end of the day we got yet another beautiful sunset and bye-bye.

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Mesta Wyndham a Kununurra jsou prvnimi znamky civilizace pote co se vynorite z Kimberley. Konecne si muzeme koupit cerstvy veci, uzit si jizdu na silnicich atd. Zkratka takovy ty veci, ktery radne ocenite az kdyz je nejakou dobu nemate :). Ve Wyndhamu je jedna samoska, pumpa a soutok 5ti rek. Krome uzasneho vyhledu jsme si vsimli i “umeleckych” vytvoru pod nami :).

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Kununurra je uplne jina. Momentalne produkuje nejvic ovoce a zeleniny v WA a ty sady jsou masivni. Je to velmi dobry mesto na doplneni zasob – 1000x lepsi nez Wyndham :). Jedinej problem jsou snad aboridzinci. Je jich tam opravdu plno a vetsinou jsou pod vlivem. Lepsi si jich nevsimat.
Pote co nas auto plne opilych aboridzincu vzbudilo v 5 rano, vylezli jsme na kopec a WOW :).

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Kununurra je rozhodne zastavkou na vice nez 1 den protoze v okoli se nachazi par vodopadu, jezer, rozhleden, galerii. Urcite nevynechejte jezera.
My se jeli podivat na to nejvetsi – lake Argyle, ktere je tusim nejvetsi clovekem vytvorene jezero na svete!

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Pujcili jsme si kanoj abychom prozkoumali cca 1% jezera :))). Je to obrovsky! Take tam zije 25tis. sladkovodnich krokodylu a my videli jen jednoho :).

Tak jsme si pro zmenu zapadlovali a taky se pri zapadu slunce symbolicky rozloucili s touto nadhernou oblasti Kimberley.

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